Taifa of Lisbon

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Taifa of Lisbon
طوائف اللشبونة
Capital Lishbuna
Languages Arabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew
Religion Islam, Roman Catholicism, Judaism
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Downfall of Caliphate of Córdoba 1022
 •  Conquered by the Taifa of Badajoz 1034
Currency Dirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Taifa of Badajoz
Today part of  Portugal

The Taifa of Lisbon (from Arabic: طوائف اللشبونة Ta'waif al-Lishbunah was a medieval Islamic taifa kingdom of Al-Garb Al-Andalus which located in Al-Tagr Al-Adna region of Andalus, the north-western section of the Moorish Al-Andalus empire.

The taifa encompassed the Lisbon region, of present-day Portugal, from 1022 to 1094.

List of Emirs of the Taifa of Lisbon[edit]

Banu Sabur dynasty[edit]

  • Abd al-Aziz ibn Sabur — 1022−1030?
  • Abd al-Malik ibn Sabur — 1030?−1034?


Taifa of Lisbon lasted until 1034, when the Aftasids conquered Lishbuna. It remained in Aftasid control until 1093, when the Kingdom of León briefly seized Lishbuna. The Almoravids took control of the city from 1094 to 1141. The instability of the Almoravid kingdom led to the Second Taifa Period. The Wazirids were independent from the Almoravids and controlled the city until 1147 when the Kingdom of Portugal besieged the city from July to October, which marked the end of Muslim control in Central Portugal.

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Coordinates: 38°43′20″N 9°08′21″W / 38.7223°N 9.1393°W / 38.7223; -9.1393